Patent & IP news for May 1, 2010

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post image Article 300A of the Constitution: A constitutional right to 'data exclusivity'? from

A. Introduction: Over the last few weeks there have been an increasing number of media reports on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that is being negotiated by the governments of the European Union and India ...

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post image US Special 301 Report and a Not So Special Indian Response from

Tis that time of the year again! The US once again revels in its rather arrogant and high handed Special 301 mantle by condemning IP regimes that don't quite look like their own. Pay ...

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post image Qimonda's Patent Sale from

It's intriguing to follow the fate of bankrupt German semiconductor Qimonda and its intellectual property. The administrator, Michael Jaffe, proudly notes on its website that Qimonda has over 11,000 patents and 4,000 ...

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Follow-on Biologics Conference from

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding a conference on Follow-on Biologics on June 21-22, 2010 in New York, NY. ACI faculty will help attendees: • Prepare for follow-on patent litigation and understand what mechanisms are ...

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Webinar on Written Description Requirement after Ariad v. Lilly from

Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Patents and the Written Description Requirement: Meeting Section 112 Disclosure Obligations After Ariad v. Lilly" on June 10, 2010, 2010 from 1:00 - 2:30 PM (EST). Peter ...

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Patent Quality Metrics from

Last December, the Office posted a Federal Register Notice titled Request for Comments on Enhancement in the Quality of Patents. The Office, in cooperation with PPAC is teaming up in "[an] effort to improve the ...

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When A Win Is Not A Win—A Pyrrhic Victory For Soverain Software from

Casting his name into legend, King Pyrrhus of Epirus reportedly replied to well–wishers on his defeat of the Romans that another such victory would utterly undo him. As true for the sovereign of an ...

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Coordination Mechanism Adopted For WIPO Development Agenda Implementation from

A mechanism to watch the continuing implementation of development-oriented principles into the World Intellectual Property Organization’s work has now been found. For many, the Development Agenda is the most important agreement in WIPO’s ...

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Patent Pending from

Denis Crouch over at the Patently-O blog has done an interesting piece of calculation showing that the average pendency of patents in the USPTO is around 4.1 years for those patents not claiming priority ...

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